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Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Waste Management Partner

Last Updated: October 13, 2023

Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Waste Management Partner

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All DIY projects, construction sites, renovations, house flips, demolitions, and landscape cleanup have one thing in common—they generate large quantities of bulky trash.

Managing the waste from these types of projects can quickly become a headache. From knowing where to dump your trash, to paying landfill fees, to having trash and debris pile up on your worksite, dealing with project waste management can be a huge hassle.

Instead of trying to figure it all out yourself, partner with a company that specializes in trash and let them do all the work for you. Discount Dumpster has extensive experience in all types of waste collection and hauling, from a small bathroom tear-out to commercial waste to heavy and bulky construction and demolition debris.

Why Have a Waste Management Partner?

It may seem straightforward to get rid of trash. You load it up, haul it off, dump it, and that’s it, right? Well, that’s not all there is to it. Proper waste management should accomplish several goals. With a good plan in place, you will be able to:

  • Meet governmental regulatory requirements
  • Participate in material recycling
  • Operate safely
  • Save money on your overall waste management costs

Costs of Waste Management

If you are working on a big project with diverse types of trash, you may not realize all of the regulations governing proper disposal of this material. Some waste falls under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enforcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Examples of these types of materials include solvents, certain chemicals, ignitable and corrosive materials, and toxic waste. Fines for improper disposal of this type of waste is significant and has increased in recent years.

And it’s not just large construction companies that get hit with fines. The Ritz-Carlton hotelier was hit with a $535,000 fine in California for unlawful disposal of hazardous waste. In Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina was fined $58,000 for improperly disposing of medical waste. And Dish Network settled a lawsuit for $5.5 million for dumping e-waste in California.

Small contractors and homeowners may not feel worried about these types of regulatory fines, but many municipalities and states are cracking down, issuing citations and imposing fines for improper disposal of waste, from Mobile, Alabama, to Cleveland, Ohio, to Seattle, Washington.

Even celebrities can’t escape this scrutiny. Pop singer Taylor Swift was hit with over $3,000 in fines for dumping trash on the sidewalk in front of property she owns in New York City.

Besides the environmental and safety aspects, partnering with a reliable waste management company saves you money. From negotiating landfill fees to saving you the extra gasoline needed for landfill runs to affordably handling bulky and heavy waste, a good waste management team will keep your overall project costs down.

Top 5 Qualities of a Waste Management Partner

There’s no doubt you should work with an experienced waste hauling company. But what makes a company a good partner? Look for competence and affordability in these areas:

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1. Comprehensive Range of Services

The best company is one that has experience in a wide variety of jobs, waste types, and site conditions. They should offer dumpster containers ranging from small compact driveway containers to extra-large roll offs. It’s a plus if they can handle specialized waste and heavy debris.

2. Reliable Service

You can’t get your project completed on time if you’re waiting on a dumpster pickup. Your waste management partner should offer excellent responsiveness and good communication about your timeline.

3. Safety and Professionalism

The best company to work with ensures that both their employees and you and your crew are safe during drop off and pick up of your roll off. All loads should be adequately secured and any safety concerns, such as excess weight issues, should be immediately addressed.

4. Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

Your waste management company should be informed and up-to-date on all local, state, and federal regulations regarding trash management, transportation, and dumping. You should be offered lots of green waste management options such as recycling and waste reduction ideas for all the types of trash you have.

5. Cost Savings

A good waste management partner will offer bundled cost savings and customized solutions to keep your costs down. They should be highly skilled in getting you the right sized dumpster so you never pay for space you don’t need. The key is good listening to your needs and discussing how best to fit all the trash you have into an affordable dumpster container.

It’s Crucial to Have a Reliable Waste Management Partner

It’s indispensable for you and your business to have a reliable and affordable waste management plan. Getting rid of all your project and construction trash in a timely manner lets you focus on what you do best instead of being distracted with trash issues. By partnering with the right waste hauling service, you’ll stay in compliance with local and state regulations, have a safe and clean work area, and won’t end up paying too much for your waste solutions.

Call Today to Find Out How We Can Make Your Job Easier

At Discount Dumpster, we have years of experience in all types of waste management jobs. We highly value our partnerships with homeowners, business entrepreneurs, contractors, and construction pros. We’re committed to environmental practices that make sense for our community and for your business.

We offer customized and tailored solutions for all trash disposal needs. We’ll put together a plan and custom quote for you today. We listen to your needs and partner with you to get the job done at a price you can afford.

Call us today to get started!

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About Monica Mayhak

I am an expert content writer with a depth of experience in the waste management and dumpster industry, with over 25 years of experience writing about construction, home improvement, property management, and education topics. As lead research writer for Discount Dumpster, I have expanded my knowledge and understanding of waste management, construction, and environmental issues over the past several years.

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